Death in Rogers Park Fire Ruled a Homicide

Five others injured, including man who jumped from a window

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    The death of a man in a Rogers Park apartment fire on Thursday was a homicide, officials said Friday.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner said the 48-year-old man -- whose name has not been released -- died from smoke and soot inhalation.  His badly burned body was found in a fifth-floor hallway.

    Five other people were injured, including a man who jumped from a fifth-floor window, when the fire tore through the building in the 6700 block of N. Sheridan Road. 

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    One person died and several people were injured, including one fireman, during a blaze in a Rogers Park apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

    Fire investigators suspect an irate former tenant of the building may have set the fire.   A gas can was found inside the building, and authorities are checking with nearby gas stations to learn where the gas may have been purchased.

    About a dozen people were displaced by the fire.